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“A must see when in Yuma”

Casa De Coronado Museum
Ranked #28 of 52 things to do in Yuma
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum showcases the history of tourism in Yuma, the growth of Yuma and the development of the Best Western Motel over the last 75 years. It houses exhibits of tourism pamphlets and brochures about Arizona and Yuma, travel guides, furniture and appliances from the early 1900s, and historic photos. It is located in the cottage that used to be the original lobby of the hotel as well as the home of the Peach family. The Peach family were immigrants from Czeckoslovakia who came through Ellis Island to eventually settle in Yuma in 1912. John Peach was a tailor and Marie was a buttonhole maker. They opened Famous Cleaners in 1916 and also managed the Vindom Hotel downtown in exhange for boarding. In 1920 they purchased the Virginia Hotel and Marie opened the only ladies dress shop in town. In 1932 the bought the rights to tear down the old Southern Pacific Railroad Hotel for the lumber in order to build the Peach Auto Court on the outskirts of Yuma
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 31 October 2013

History buffs will love this museum it is full of the good ole days, when you packed your car and hit the roads for a family vac. A must see when you Yuma, Yvonne Peach the museums currator will give you a guided tour and explain the history behind every item housed in the museum, excellent site to see.

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Yvonne P, General Manager at Casa De Coronado Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Chris,
thanks for writing this review. sorry for the delay I couldn't get in to response Glad you enjoyed it. As always all anyone has to do is call and I'll give a tour. Thanks again.
Yvonne Peach
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

If your family ever piled into the family truckster for a great American road trip, this little museum will bring back all kinds of memories from the golden age of "happy motoring." A trove of vintage Best Western advertising, plus blasts from the past like a "Magic Fingers" vibrating mattress mechanism. Take a look, it will make you want to start whining "when are we gonna be there" and pinching your sister because she's on "your side" of the back seat.

Thank YumanBeing
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Yvonne P, General Manager at Casa De Coronado Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

YumaBeing,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Glad you enjoyed the museum. Hope to see you again. We are always changing thing. So just aske for a tour whenever you like.
Yvonne Peach
G. Manager/Owner

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